ROBINSON, AMYOT: The federal $221-million investment in work‑integrated learning placements for post-secondary students and graduates must include colleges and polytechnics
ROBINSON: An inclusive talent strategy for innovation must include polytechnics and colleges – to produce skilled workers who can carry out, and scale up, concepts
ROBINSON, FELTHAM: Canada’s polytechnic institutions are developing the talent to drive the nation’s dramatic next-generation infrastructure expansion program
ROBINSON, WATTS-RYNARD: Don’t leave the skilled trades out of Canada’s innovation conversation. High-tech isn’t just about apps – it’s also about developing apprentices
ROBINSON: We need to tackle youth employment needs with more polytechnic education that uses work-integrated models of learning
MCCALLUM: Alberta Distance Learning and Northern Lights School Division pilot a virtual training model to fill the gap
BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan’s recent skills-training agreement must be emulated coast to coast.
Don’t dismiss opportunities in the trades, especially if you have the interest, personality and work ethic for hands-on occupations.